In the winter, it looks as though an alien spacecraft has touched down at Links & Tees Golf Facility. Within this futuristic structure—actually an inflatable golf dome whose three layers trap heat—PGA professionals teach lessons and golfers practice their snow-clearing swings. This impressive indoor facility—along with an outdoor driving range that boasts more than 50 hitting stations, a 10,000-square foot putting green, and a 5,000-square foot chipping green—has repeatedly landed Links & Tees among Golf Range Magazine's Top 100 Golf Practice Facilities.
After warming up at the range, golfers can take to the tees and bentgrass fairways of a nine-hole executive course, where three ponds snatch up balls and a smattering of sand bunkers tempt hungry golfers to stop and dig for clams. They can also head for Putter’s Peak, an 18-hole miniature-golf course where tiki statues line fairways, the rumble of a Lilliputian waterfall fills the air, and putters must venture into the dark depths of a cave. After either a miniature or executive round of golf, visitors can pull off the plate armor that protects against mis-aimed balls, put down their clubs, and pick up a hot dog or pizza at the 4,000-square-foot clubhouse.
Course at a Glance:
Nine-hole, par-27 course
Length of 1,709 yards
Course rating of 35.5
Slope rating of 113
Link to course layout
Glowing monkeys scamper toward a neon waterfall, and a knight bearing a radiant yellow lance rides past a bright orange octopus emerging from the ocean. What appears to be a time-traveling session gone awry is really the evolving environment within Putting Edge’s indoor black-lit mini-golf course, which whisks players to deep seas, Aztec jungles, and medieval times. All 15 North American locations invite guests onto its challenging indoor 18-hole courses to seek victory over their opponents. Elsewhere, each facility houses private party rooms, concessions, and an arcade filled with gamer favorites.
Jump from one hole to another at Holes and Knolls Miniature Golf in Glen Ellyn as you hone in your golfing skills.
Check out this course's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
At this course, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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What's a fine course without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this course.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The minds behind Chicago Sailboat Charters share their passion for the sailing experience by making waterborne adventuring accessible to the general public with group sailing charters. Fostering the atmosphere of a private charter, the captains ferry passengers out onto Lake Michigan for stunning views of Chicago's skyline. The crew encourages its guests to make the most of the trip by providing a bathroom, bottled water, ice for drinks, and plenty of cooler and storage space, while encouraging guests to bring their own, snacks, drinks, and an inflatable blanket for a picnic out on the lake.